Topical Studies

Are All Our Sins Forgiven?

Published: September 23, 2016 (Originally published: August 26, 2015)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I’ve received a number of questions about a recent series of online articles disputing the idea that Jesus died for all our sins, past, present, and future on the cross. The articles make the claim that the Bible teaches no such thing.


Jude, Gateway To Revelation … Part 1

Published: September 22, 2016 (Originally published: May 24, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The Book of Acts is sometimes called the Acts of the Apostles because it’s a record of their experiences in building the early Church. That being the case, the Book of Jude could be called Acts of the Apostates because it’s devoted to warning the Church of the false teachers who were coming to tear it apart.


Two Roads, Two Gates, One Goal

Published: December 12, 2016 (Originally published: July 18, 2009)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matt.


The Promise Of A Lifetime

Published: September 2, 2016 (Originally published: April 28, 2012)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,


Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Published: August 18, 2016 (Originally published: September 1, 2007)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

A guest speaker came to our church with an interesting insight on the Lord’s Prayer. Taking line by line, he showed us how to turn it from something we know by heart and can recite without thinking into an impassioned personal discussion with the Lord that can last as long as we want.


The Origin Of Evil

Published: August 17, 2016 (Originally published: May 28, 2014)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I received a great question this week. A regular visitor wanted to know, is evil a “thing” or the “absence of good”?   The writer went on to say, “I understand how evil entered creation via the fall, but it seems to me that something (evil) that had never existed before suddenly came to be.”


The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

Published: August 9, 2016 (Originally published: January 7, 2015)
Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see. Hebr. 11:1

What Is Sin?

Published: December 12, 2016 (Originally published: December 25, 2008)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Judging from the feedback I’ve received lately, some of us don’t know what sin is. The word comes from an old English archery term meaning “to miss the mark.” Jesus gave us the mark in Matt. 5:48 “Be perfect,


The Woman Caught in Adultery

Published: July 29, 2016 (Originally published: July 9, 2014)
It's Your kindness that leads us to repentance O Lord (Romans 2:4)

Body, Soul, And Spirit

Published: July 26, 2016 (Originally published: February 18, 2012)
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.